The Turkic Languages and Peoples: An Introduction to Turkic by Karl Heinrich Menges

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The reason for this is both to ensure that as many examples as possible are available, and also to ensure that rarer words, or words which are less commonly used, could also be studied with the same degree of reliability. Essentially, the larger the sample, the more accurate are the claims which can be made about a particular feature. The trend of aiming for large or very large corpora has, to a large degree, come to an end. There has been a shift in recent years towards using smaller, more context-specific and locally derived corpora in order to highlight specific examples of language use in spheres such as business, medicine, science, classrooms or everyday conversations.

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